BBC Philharmonic ñ Swan Lake::Gianandrea Noseda conductor ï Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
Less than well received at its Bolshoi premiere, Swan Lake ñ a fairytale of good and evil involving the prince, the swan, the evil sorcerer and his daughter ñ went on to become one of the best-loved ballets of all time. Tchaikovskyís colourfully orchestrated musical narrative enchants with the searing ardour of its main theme, national dances from Siegfriedís birthday ball and the gliding waltz of the swans, all included in tonightís suite. The dynamic French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet will be well matched in dramatic flair by the BBC Philharmonic, under its high-octane Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda, in BartÛkís punchy First Piano Concerto.
Tickets: £19, £16 (£15.50, £13.50 concessions) £7 Young personëBavouzet commands shading, nuance and timbral sensitivityÖ together with virtuoso flair and characterful spontaneity.í Gramophone